Wildside (1985– )

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Five weapons specialists/cowboys fight crime in the town of Wildside, CA.

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 Brodie Hollister (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Sutton Hollister (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Bannister Sparks (6 episodes, 1985)
John D'Aquino ...
 Varges De La Cosa (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Prometheus Jones (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Cally Oaks (6 episodes, 1985)
Sandy McPeak ...
 Governor J. Wendell Summerhayes (6 episodes, 1985)
Jon Fong ...
 Keye Ahn (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Elliot Thogmorton (6 episodes, 1985)
Robin Hoff ...
 Alice Freeze (6 episodes, 1985)
Timothy Scott ...
 Skillet (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Zeke (6 episodes, 1985)
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Short lived (five weeks) show about a secret law enforcement group in Wildside County, California in the Old West. The five are Brodie and Sutton Hollister, Bannister Sparks, Varges De La Cosa and Prometheus Jones. Their job is to eliminate the various villians in the area Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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A Group Of Vigilantes Take The Law Into Their Own Hands To Preserve Peace In A Lawless Land See more »

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Weapon specialities: the Hollisters were crack marksman. Varges de la Cosa never used guns, preferring throwing knives and bolos. Bannister Sparks lived up to his name, using small explosives. Prometheus Jones was an expert with a lasso, often using two at the same time, but also used a shotgun occasionally. See more »

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Varges: Why do you want to own a gun?
Customer: To shoot Indians!
Varges: They shoot back, you know.
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Good cast, bad history, still fun.
23 May 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This short-lived series was a quirky cross between "Wild, Wild West" and "The A-Team". Set in California in the 1880's, five adventurers (each with a special weapons proficiency) keep their home town safe from villainy.

The cast is dandy and has good chemistry. The characters are more than cardboard cutouts--witness the father and son dynamic between the older gunfighter and his son, who is still trying to prove himself, or the superstitious knife expert who leaves payment for his funeral with the spinster undertaker every time the team embarks on a mission. Meg Ryan as the young hero's love interest is a bit of an anachronism, (And she wears the same blue and white dress in every single scene/episode, so obviously this was in her pre-star power days!), but as usual, she's spirited and spunky.

The history portion of the series is decidedly hit-or-miss--the episode about a troop of pillaging Crimean War veterans is completely absurd--but it's basically good clean fun.


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